SparkPeople SparkPeople Challenges Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard_topics.asp?imboard=8 Join or create a challenge with other members - a great way to get support to reach your goals. SparkPeople SparkPeople Challenges Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard_topics.asp?imboard=8 September (2014) Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34377333 Here is our Fitness Minute Challenge for September, folks. <BR> <em>56</em> <BR> <BR> For those of you unfamiliar with this monthly challenge ... <BR> <BR> In this challenge, we simply track our fitness minutes. Set your own goal as to how many minutes you wish to work out in September (2014) and keep us posted as to how you are doing. The following format is recommended (but not required.) Whatever works for you is fine here. <BR> <BR> goal / # of minutes today / # of minutes remainin... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 11:57:05 EST Biking Challenge....September 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34377007 This challenge is to ride your bike, whether it be outdoors, a stationary or a recumbent bike doesn't matter, just as long as you ride. <BR> <BR> We all set our own goal distance and as we ride we add the miles on by copying and pasting the LAST post to change your own numbers. <BR> <BR> This board has grown since the beginning and I've found so much support and encouragement from everyone. What a great bunch of riders we have, but there is always room for more. Interested? Read on. <BR>... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 11:12:22 EST 10 pounds in a month http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34376727 looking for a great workout and change of attitude so I can reach a goal of losing 10 pounds in a month. No special occasion, I just want to get a kick start and somehow think this might get me there. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 10:22:57 EST Supportive 12 WEEK Challenge starting soon! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34376415 The Biggest Loser Challenge is getting ready to open its 26th round! Registration is going on NOW! Don't miss your chance to reach your goals in this FRIENDLY, FUN, and SUPPORTIVE challenge! <BR> <BR> Come join us now! <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=63524 </link> Mon, 1 Sep 2014 09:24:22 EST Holiday Challenge: "Our Journey" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34373504 This is a holiday challenge. As there no holiday in Sept. we need to celebrate our journey. <BR> We have been holiday challenges since Valentines Day. We might as we keep going. Alot of people have stopped in for a holiday challenge, then they are gone. We hope to see them again at the next holiday. <BR> You set your own goals. Talk about success & disappointments. Good luck as we face another holiday challenge together. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:03:23 EST Yes first day at it http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34357785 I made the first step. I went to the gym today. Yay!!! Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:34:29 EST Canada http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34355028 <BR> <BR> How about naming Canadian provinces Capitals and Cities. <BR> <BR> To get us started. British Columbia [Province] Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:08:14 EST Lose 2-5 Pounds in SEPT 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34352717 Shocking to see that Sept is right around the corner! <BR> <BR> Come join us to set small goals each month to add up and reach our end goals. <BR> Post your start weight for Sept 1, and a goal weight to reach by Sept 30. <BR> come back as often as you would like and post how you are doing in your journey to reach your goal. We are here to motivate you and help you to achieve it. <BR> <BR> Beckie Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:11:19 EST 25 pounds in 4 months challenge (From Sep 1. 2014) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34339853 We had a great group trying to lose 30 pounds in 4 months from January thru April and we did do it again from May thru August. This time I moved it down to 25 pounds to give us a little break during the end-of-the-year holiday season. The start date in September 1, 2014 and the end is December 31, 2014. Anybody who wants to can join in this challenge at any time; let's motivate each other. We can achieve this goal. <BR> <BR> CW 8/26/14: 208.1 <BR> GW 12/31/14: Tentatively 183.1 to be finaliz... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:15:10 EST WORDS OF WISDOM! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34338450 WORDS OF WISDOM: TODAY’S THOUGHT! <BR> 8/26 Tue <BR> Spiritual growth is what the Lord expects from His children. We are to move beyond those first stages into great maturity in the Lord. When we do, He is glorified; others are strengthened and we possess the ability to multiply ourselves to the glory of God! He would have us grow! Are you growing in the Lord? Be honest! Are you maturing as He would have you to? It is unnatural for a person to remain in the baby stages of life forever. ... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:40:05 EST FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH, Tue, 8/26/201 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34338120 FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH, Tue, 8/26/2014 <BR> Mark 4:26-29 <BR> PRINCIPLES OF KINGDOM GROWTH, Lesson 22c <BR> <BR> V. 28b-29 KINGDOM GROWTH INVOLVES A MAJESTY <BR> <BR> V. 28b It Is A Progressive Majesty - This verse points out that there is a progression in the growth of the plant that is produced by the germination of the seed. It starts off small and fragile, and in that state, it would be easy to crush, but in time it matures and produces fruit. It has the potential to multip... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 07:40:27 EST Anyone else out there dairy-free? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34320776 I am looking for other folks who eat dairy-free, whether by choice or due to allergies. Would be nice to share tips and recipes, etc... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:07:44 EST Have you Danced today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34315553 I love dancing and I have seen that 30 minutes of singing and dancing (sometimes during my vacuums and cooking as well) has been helping me shed pounds and inches away. <BR> <BR> I love it! <BR> <BR> Here is your challenge, get 30 minutes of dancing into your schedule, everyday (at least 5 days a week). Dance your heart out! It does not matter where and how you dance, just do it. <em>353</em> <em>355</em> <em>356</em> <em>351</em> <em>352</em> <BR> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:55:25 EST Lose 10lbs in September Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34314434 I'm looking to lose 10lbs this September and thought it would be fun to have a Challenge group. I had a busy August with weddings, concerts, parties and a lot of drinking and eating so I need to get myself back on track and refocused! We could help motivate each other and share what we are doing to help give each other ideas. If anyone is interested I will start a team so we can all be together : ) Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:48:49 EST CULVERS------challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34308167 a CULVERS just opened down the street. my challenge to myself and others who find themselves in this situation is--------take alternate route thereby not passing culvers. in the event you forget limit yourself to one scoop per week. A VERY TALL ORDER!!!!! Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:06:52 EST FREE 10 day healthy eating challenge group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34303775 STOP!! DROP THAT COOKIE!!! LOL ........i have been seeing some awesome results for just 10 days with clean healthy eating with just about the food!! nutrition is 80% of your results...you can workout as much as you want, but if your nutrition is not on point. and your eating cookies and chips, fast food etc ..sorry to say but you can't out work a bad diet!:)) this group that i will be running this time around i will be sharing my own recipes along with the recipes with the meal plan and groce... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:00:14 EST bike riding----calories burnt vs. time invested. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34302823 i ride 5 miles per day at average speed of 10-11 mph. takes about 30 to 32 minutes. burn about 300 to 350 calories. i also walk 3.0 mph for 1 hour which equals 3miles. calorie burn about 250 to 290 for walking 1 hour.-------this illustrates the calories burnt vs. time invested.------biking vs walking. i usually take sunday off and just have a restful day. together with deleting crappy food for healthy food my weight loss and exercise program is a piece of cake---LOW CALORIE- of course. ... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:33:46 EST Sept 21 Day Fix "Round ONE" (Beachbody program) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34302589 Hi all... <BR> <BR> I just ordered the 21 Day Fix from Beachbody and I thought to help me stay motivated I could start a September Challenge. I wont start it until Sept 1st, For Anyone starting with me I will be doing rounds of it and Sept will be "Round One". Posting this early in case you all want to check the program out. On Day ONE I will post my current weight and a couple key measurements. Every seven days I will post weight and measurements again. After the first 21 days I will ... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:35:32 EST Slim Down September http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34295462 Are you tired of being tired or out of shape? If you are, you’re not alone. I’ve been feeling that way for awhile, but I’m done with that feeling. So I’m jumping on the train to a healthy lifestyle. If you’re looking to tone up or just lose a few pounds, then this challenge is for you. You will have accountability, nutrition, fitness, and support from others in the group for 21 days. There are only 5 spots available for the challenge. WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO LOSE? Except for some unwanted pounds... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:05:06 EST friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34295160 I posted this one in the wrong spot last time. I am still fairly new to this. <BR> I have some friends that like to go out a lot. They like to eat at buffets. We all play a sport together and they like to go out afterwards. They love pub food. (I used to also ;) <BR> I even sometimes choose not to go out with them, but when I do, I find it hard to stick to healthy options like fruit and vegetables. their food smells sooo good! And I am so hungry from playing vball. Any thoughts....id... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:41:58 EST Need sympathy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34290550 Closed my hand in a car door... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 21:56:45 EST 12%/90 Day Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34289628 Ok, I need some motivation/inspiration to lose as much weight as possible in 90 days (by November 28, 2014) for my daughter's wedding. So, I am starting this challenge for anyone who also wants/needs motivation/inspiration. This challenge will officially begin August 28, 2014. <BR> <BR> We will have weekly check in on Fridays. Please post your starting weight on August 28th and then post your weight every Friday after that. Let's do this!!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:20:05 EST Recieved the perfect attendance award http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34244469 It's funny but these little awards we get helps motivated me <em>244</em> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 20:17:01 EST T25 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34243393 Anyone out there interested in joining a T25 challenge group? If T25 wouldn't work for you, maybe another program would. Please let me know. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:12:02 EST End of summer 21 day fix challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34217644 Would anyone be interested in phasing out the summer with. 21 Day Fix Challenge group? <BR> I had great success my first round...10 pounds and 15 inches. I just got back from a two week vacation and while I didn't gain any weight I need to hold myself accountable and get back on track. Thu, 7 Aug 2014 16:05:17 EST Challenge group starting on September 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34206666 Hey everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm going to be hosting a challenge group starting on Sept 1. If anyone might be interested in it, please leave a message and I'll give you more details privately. <BR> <BR> Rae-Anne Wed, 6 Aug 2014 00:55:25 EST I'd love a great recipe for dinner tonight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34204178 I am stopping at the store on the way home from work and plan to grill out. Anyone have a great recipe to try? I am "wine free" during the week, so I like to have a good dinner. :) (healthy, of course!) Tue, 5 Aug 2014 18:01:26 EST Start a challenge group on Sept 1. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34203535 Hey everyone. I'm on a journey to get fit and healthy. I'm looking for people who may be interested in joining me on this journey. I'm going to be starting a challenge group on Sept 1 and looking for 5-10 people to join me. The challenge group will be a private facebook group where we can be there to support and encourage one another. If you would like more information about this, please send me an email at: raes_journey@yahoo.com. Tue, 5 Aug 2014 15:20:58 EST August100Miles Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34179667 I have some FB friends doing this. The idea is to run/walk/bike/swim 100 miles during the month of August. <BR> <BR> Here is the official challenge information. <link>www.ilovetorun.org/ </link> <BR> <BR> I am going to do it unofficially, since I don't want a belt buckle or to pay $34. <BR> <BR> Anyone want to join me? Fri, 1 Aug 2014 16:36:56 EST Biking Challenge....August 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34177657 <BR> This challenge is to ride your bike, whether it be outdoors, a stationary or a recumbent bike doesn't matter, just as long as you ride. <BR> <BR> We all set our own goal distance and as we ride we add the miles on by copying and pasting the LAST post to change your own numbers. <BR> <BR> This board has grown since the beginning and I've found so much support and encouragement from everyone. What a great bunch of riders we have, but there is always room for more. Interested? Read on.... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 08:57:42 EST August (2014) Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34174282 Here is our Fitness Minute Challenge for August, folks. <BR> emoticon <BR> <BR> For those of you unfamiliar with this monthly challenge ... <BR> <BR> In this challenge, we simply track our fitness minutes. Set your own goal as to how many minutes you wish to work out in August (2014) and keep us posted as to how you are doing. The following format is recommended (but not required.) Whatever works for you is fine here. <BR> <BR> goal / # of minutes today / # of minutes remaining to reach go... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:22:55 EST Labor Day Holiday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34172873 Anyone interested in a challenge for the holidays? We have Labor Day coming up soon. <BR> You set your own goals. See if we can reach a small goal of losing a few pounds for Labor Day. <BR> Holidays we all already concurred... Valentines Day. St.Paddys, Memorial Day, Mothers Day. Fathers Day, 4th of July, I'm Worth it, and now welcome to Labor Day Holiday Challenge. We can do this one Holiday at a time. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:00:47 EST Can't Use App on Cruise Ship http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34168352 I'm going on a cruise in a few weeks and I can't use the app since it requires a network connection and internet access is expensive on a cruise ship. Any suggestions on alternate apps I can use for that week to track my calorie intake? <BR> <BR> I'm posting this on 2 other boards as well since I'm not sure exactly which board is the correct one to use for this. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:23:50 EST 30 Day Squat Challenge Starts August 1st! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34158502 Hey folks, I'm running a 30 Day Squat Challenge. I'm going to be setting a group up through FB, or we can do it here! <BR> <BR> Requirements: You actually do the squats and you have fun! <BR> <BR> Who's in? Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:21:36 EST Lose 2-5 pounds in AUG 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34158118 Join us to lose 2-5 pounds each month. We set smaller goals to reach our end goal weight. <BR> <BR> Post your start weight on Aug 1 and a goal weight to try and reach by Aug 31. Post as often as you would like to keep you on track. We are here to motivate you, cheer you to keep going, and help you get back on track when you struggle. <BR> <BR> We welcome everyone any time during the month. <BR> <BR> Beckie Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:05:05 EST 100 days makeover challenge: 1 photo per day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34155000 I will be posting on my sparkpage 1 picture each da y for 100 days. The purpose is to keep me accountable and watch my progress while having fun!! Join me and lets see how our bodies transforms :) Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:03:59 EST Starting (AGAIN!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34151056 Just discovered this site recently. I've been so disgusted with myself for not being consistent in weight-loss efforts. I have a doctor's appt. today and know she will not be happy with me either . . . I have high cholesterol and am supposed to be watching my diet due to that issue (I have a liver disease and cannot take cholesterol meds) as well as my weight, but just can't get my head into it for some reason - and, at least in my case, the head overrules the stomach! I'm hoping I can sta... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:39:44 EST 2000 Miles 7/2014 to 7/2015 Milwaukee to Reno http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34143734 7/26 16163 steps 6.75 miles <BR> <BR> <BR> 2000/6.75/1958.35 <BR> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 08:24:44 EST Work Out 5 Straight Days in a Row... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34123264 This is a Challenge of doing 5 workouts straight days in a row... Hope that this Helps with Keeping you going... Even better if you do it for 6-7 days... but I limited it to just 5 to start out with... oxox Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:25:28 EST Pumping insulin and high impact exercise? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34117763 Does anyone have problems with very low blood sugars after an intense exercise workout (Insanity from beachbody.com) ? How did you prepare for these workouts: carbs eaten, when and if you detached you pump, reduced basal rates, and did you not bolus for a meal? Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:03:19 EST At least one vegetable per day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34102077 I thought since we are tracking a piece of fruit per day, then we should also not which vegetable(s) we eat each day. After all, we need 5 servings of fruits/vegetables daily. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 20:18:02 EST to have more goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34101408 to get more time for me like curves 5 times week instead of two, have had 5 teenagers for 5 days now back in Ohio my daughters dogs for week now that is over, graduation over , now getting my husband to doctor tomorrow half day visit for the cancer please pray for good results, and now 19 year old who I have ask for lots of prayer has returned but a lot to be done in her life. pray with me thank you. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 17:30:45 EST Summer Weight Loss Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34100541 The challenge starts July 21st. <em>224</em> <BR> Benefits of the challenge include: <BR> * Motivation <BR> * SMART goals - specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timed <BR> * Learn about healthy habits <BR> * Have fun <BR> * Lose 5% of your body weight by September 1st <BR> * Join a group with similar goals and challenges <BR> <BR> You can find our team at <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=63407 </link> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 14:02:11 EST 30 Day Squat Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34084110 Hi All - I am new to Spark People and I am doing a 30 day squat challenge and looking for people to join me! Anyone interested? Lets do this! Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:15:19 EST Did you make yourself feel good today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34075661 When I start to work out for the day( early in the morning about 4 AM,) I don't feel that great but after working out for about 4 or 5 hours , I end up feeling great , making you feel like you high.. from Endorphins . <BR> <BR> I't never to late to start.. I'll be 74 in 15 days.. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:05:57 EST QUESTION about exercise goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34069369 On my tracker my goal for exercising is 180 minutes and 1070 calories to burn in a week. I am doing 30 minutes of walk away the pounds three times a week. Which right now I burn 388 for 30 minutes plus a few calories from squats. <BR> Here is my question. Which goal do i try to meet the calories burn at week or minutes of exercising. <BR> Here is my math. <BR> <BR> 3days at 30 minutes each equals 90minutes out of the 180 suggested <BR> <BR> 3days at 388 calories burned per 30 minutes equal... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:29:38 EST hard to lose http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34065570 Really need motivation! Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:59:57 EST STOP (Sensibly Take Off Pounds) New Team Forming http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34052030 Ma_Diddles, Daisylady, Jengrammer have started a new private weight loss team. <BR> <BR> We are having a couple jump in anywhere weight loss challenges while we pick up a few newbies.. Weigh in's are on Thursdays, but will change to Mondays during our Nov/Dec Winter challenge. Mondays will continue to be weigh in day throughout 2015. <BR> <BR> We presently have approx. 20 members and growing. <BR> <BR> All contenders participating in the weight loss challenges until Jan 2015 will be co... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 01:00:46 EST Weight loss by walking only http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34049779 Is thr anyone here who has lost weight by brisk walking only?? Sat, 12 Jul 2014 15:12:41 EST Thyroid help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34049498 Just started taking Naturethroid, bioidentical progesterone & estrogen - my lips swelled and the surrounding areas reddened - looks like I had them injected ! Which med caused this? I've never had an allergic reaction before - help! Sat, 12 Jul 2014 13:34:27 EST Just 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34043295 Just 10 challenge <BR> <BR> The purpose of this challenge is to focus on 10lbs at a time. There is no begin date or end date. We just post our starting weight and motivate each other and keep each other accountable on our journey to our first 10, then our 2nd, 3rd and so on until we reach our goal. <BR> <BR> <BR> We will end each post in this format: <BR> <BR> Starting weight 187.2 <BR> 1st 10 <BR> 2nd 10 <BR> <BR> Who’s in!!!!! <BR> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:51:52 EST Salad challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34022132 I have challenged myself to eat a salad every day for a year. I have only a few ground rules: it has to be mostly fruits and/or veggies, and it can't have a mayo-based dressing. <BR> <BR> Today is day 14. I've decided to keep track of what kind of salad I have each day by listing it here. <BR> <BR> Anyone who wants to join me is more than welcome! <BR> <BR> Day 14: Romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, croutons, Caesar dressing. Tue, 8 Jul 2014 14:11:24 EST 5% Challenge - weigh in once a week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34017932 Start June 15 - 218.9 lbs <BR> June 23 - 217.4 <BR> June 30 - 214.0 <BR> July 7 - 211.8 <BR> <BR> First 5% Goal: 208 lbs (11 lbs) <BR> Goal Date: August 4, 2014 <BR> Tue, 8 Jul 2014 01:44:55 EST Did you make someone smile today ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34000263 YES Sat, 5 Jul 2014 08:28:50 EST -25 lbs in 3 months!! LET'S DO THIS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33992266 Hey fellow Sparkers! <BR> <BR> Help me reach my short term goal of losing 25 lbs by October 14, 2014! Just log in your daily/weekly/whatever weigh ins and let's keep each other motivated. Share your good news, brag about all the pounds lost and complain about the setbacks. Hey, we've all been here before and all we need is good motivation and people to count on. So count on me! So, I'll start with a brief introduction on how we can post our weight loss achievements: <BR> <BR> HW: Highest We... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 21:30:41 EST -25 lbs in 3 months!! LET'S DO THIS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33992251 Hey fellow Sparkers! <BR> <BR> Help me reach my short term goal of losing 25 lbs by October 14, 2014! Just log in your daily/weekly/whatever weigh ins and let's keep each other motivated. Share your good news, brag about all the pounds lost and complain about the setbacks. Hey, we've all been here before and all we need is good motivation and people to count on. So count on me! So, I'll start with a brief introduction on how we can post our weight loss achievements: <BR> <BR> HW: Highest We... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 21:28:30 EST Yoga is Fun! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33991236 I have decided to do 20 minutes of yoga everyday. It make me feel so energetic and alive. <BR> Anyone up for it??? Thu, 3 Jul 2014 18:08:11 EST five pounds!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33990695 <BR> Not sure how this board works. Sorry. But everybody already has been so friendly. I want tole five pounds by August 5th!!!! To make e doctor happy. But, more importantly to make myself healthier!!! Anybody around to give a positive word?? <BR> Thu, 3 Jul 2014 15:35:22 EST Holiday Day Challenge."I'm Worth It" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33990387 This is a challenge for we celebrate Holidays and our weight loss journey together... We have concurred this Holidays already. <BR> Valentines Day <BR> St.Paddys Day <BR> Memorial Day <BR> Fathers Day <BR> 4th of July <BR> Now it time for Holiday Challenge "I'm worth it." <BR> Lets go on this Holiday journey together.. Thu, 3 Jul 2014 13:52:00 EST Healthy cleanse http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33976751 The challenge is to go through a healthy liquid cleanse for next 21 days. <BR> it is loaded with super foods and should help loose weight as well as cleanse the system. <BR> <BR> Breakfast: Juice of 2 carrots, celery, cucumber, kale (any greens), 1/2 apple and 1 orange. <BR> <BR> snack 1: herbal tea with lemon and honey (can have leftover juice from breakfast) <BR> <BR> Lunch: green smoothie with spinach, kale, broccolini, berries, walnuts, 1/2 banana or 2 dates, seed mix (flax, chia, pump... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 13:41:55 EST Biking Challenge....July 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33975416 This challenge is to ride your bike, whether it be outdoors, a stationary or a recumbent bike doesn't matter, just as long as you ride. <BR> <BR> We all set our own goal distance and as we ride we add the miles on by copying and pasting the LAST post to change your own numbers. <BR> <BR> This board has grown since the beginning and I've found so much support and encouragement from everyone. What a great bunch of riders we have, but there is always room for more. Interested? Read on. <BR>... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 08:27:50 EST July (2014) Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33972970 Here is our Fitness Minute Challenge for July, folks. <BR> <em>229</em> <BR> <BR> For those of you unfamiliar with this monthly challenge ... <BR> <BR> In this challenge, we simply track our fitness minutes. Set your own goal as to how many minutes you wish to work out in July (2014) and keep us posted as to how you are doing. The following format is recommended (but not required.) Whatever works for you is fine here. <BR> <BR> goal / # of minutes today / # of minutes remaining to reac... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:19:57 EST Allergies- wheat & dairy/ Also type 2 diabetes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33971108 I am finding it very difficult to plan meals from your menu planner to take all three things into consideration. Any ideas how to effectively create a weight loss progam considering all those things. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:15:14 EST Missing trophy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33966584 I don't know if anyone would know the answer to this, but last year I completed the virtual 5k challenge and received a trophy. I just came back to SP after being gone for a year and went to go look at my trophy for some inspiration to do a 5k again and it's nowhere to be found. Do they disappear? Sun, 29 Jun 2014 23:26:33 EST Lose 2-5 pounds in JULY 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33951131 Come join us in setting small goals each month. It can help to reach your larger goal. <BR> <BR> On July 1- post your start weight, and a goal weight you would like to reach by July 31. <BR> Post as often as you would like to let us know how you are doing. We are here to help, motivate and cheer you on to reach your goal. <BR> Even if you struggle like me each month, you may find you are not alone. <BR> <BR> Beckie Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:57:27 EST Christmas ~ 25 Week/Pounds Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33943211 <em>524</em> Hi Fellow Sparkers! I thought it would be fun to start a Christmas Challenge. I know it's a long shot, but with a little support and motivation from each other, I'm convinced we can do this! <em>381</em> <BR> Here's how it will work... Tuesday July 1st we will post our start weight and our Christmas goal weight. So our weigh-in days will be each Tuesday thereafter. If you have a different weigh-in day that's fine, just let me know. December 23rd is also on a Tuesday and... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 10:51:53 EST CHALLENGE: Get up before sunrise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33918595 It's too late for me to do this for Monday and still get 7-8 hours of sleep, but how 'bout we gear up to get up early on Tuesday! Who's in? <BR> <em>381</em> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 00:23:43 EST Couples $ Friends Biggest Loser Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33908589 Me and husband made a bet that out of both of us whoever lost the most weight gets $100 this month 1day 2 already we started this on 06/20/14 It's GAME ON!!!! We welcome couples and friends to join the Couples & Friends Biggest Loser Challenge on Facebook created by Sat, 21 Jun 2014 11:22:39 EST try it again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33899858 Oh boy@ I was not successful the firsrt time around so, here I am again and need encouragement. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 00:43:31 EST 4 ladies 20 week challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33889239 I set up this thread for a group of friends who are having a friendly competition. It started June 1st and runs through until October 31. <BR> <BR> <BR> Weigh-in day Sunday. Just record percentage of weight loss each week. <BR> <BR> WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE RULES <BR> Initial weigh in will be June 1st. The challenge ends on October 31st. The person on October 31st would loses the most percentage of weight wins. There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. You should weigh in each Sunday morning if p... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 14:46:21 EST July/Aug 9 Wks - SW 6/26 - 8/28 (THURS WI ONLY) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33888222 This is a 9 week summer challenge starting with your start weight as of Thursday June 26th. <BR> <BR> Please post your start weight that day. I will take start weights until June 30th, but after that weights will only be accepted on THURSDAYS ONLY and the Roster will be closed to new contenders. I do keep track of weights and do a Status report every week. The object is to try to lose a pound a week or at least a little something every week. If you miss 2 weeks in a row you will be dropped ... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 11:24:23 EST 4th of July Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33875441 I couldn't wait for anyone else to start this holiday challenge. I'm too excited! Set your own goals and see if you can reach a small goal of losing a few pounds before celebrating Independence Day. Please join me. Let's encourage and support each other on our journey to health. We can do this one holiday at a time. <BR> <em>67</em> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 18:47:57 EST Eating Clean accountability http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33874090 Hello there! <BR> <BR> I'm new to the site, and I joined because I need some type of accountability board where I can post what I eat every day to stay motivated. I will start this week with cutting out processed foods especially carbs and sweets. I will try to stick with veggies, fruits, protein (chicken, fish, eggs) and water/tea/occasional coffee. Of course try to stick with portion control and exercise at least 3x a week. <BR> <BR> Today is 6/16/14 and my goal is to lose 22 lbs in about... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:14:10 EST gonna try this daily weigh in thng http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33845653 6/12/14 248 Thu, 12 Jun 2014 09:00:59 EST Friend Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33842295 My dear friend has challenged me to be more active on SPARK. I will accept this challenge, and I will beat her... Healthy competition... <em>91</em> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 21:55:10 EST "Bears4Christ" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33839898 This is a group for Gay Men who consider themselves "Bears" who are also Christian. It has been inactive for a few years and I was wondering if anyone would like to join me in reviving the group. <BR> Please let me know if there is enough interest to start this group again. <BR> Thank you. <BR> Richard Bellamy Wed, 11 Jun 2014 13:39:20 EST Need a buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33838840 Counting points and I've lost 6 pounds so far... I'm happy about it but I work a very tight schedule which means less gym time, and eating has to be a fine line. However, what are some great exercises and eating that I can do to help lose 152 pounds...Anyone??? Wed, 11 Jun 2014 10:14:10 EST 30 day ab challenge----Any takers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33832553 Www.30dayfitnesschallenges.com. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 12:56:58 EST what do you do when alone all the time? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33816150 i do do my gazelle everyday. not always as much as i could. i also walk to the mailbox which uses 1111 steps. sometimes exercise to music, steps, legs lunges or lifts, etc.but most of the day i dont know what to do. i live 30 minutes from any stores and no friends close by plus they work. Sun, 8 Jun 2014 09:14:23 EST Looking for weight loss buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33805280 Hey guys, I am 22 years old, 5ft 2 and I weigh 154 pounds. I need to loose 22 pounds as I have high blood pressure, but my ultimate goal is to loose 30 pounds and I'm looking for a weight loss buddy! Fri, 6 Jun 2014 15:32:30 EST HELP I WANNA EAT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33792322 HI, <BR> This is the hardest time of day for me. I work until 8:30 at night, and I'm wound up, so I don't get right to bed. But the downside of this is, it's the time that the binge snacking occurs! I feel like I need to tie myself to my bed! <BR> Need an accountability friend! :) <em>493</em> <em>471</em> <em>473</em> <em>486</em> Wed, 4 Jun 2014 23:07:17 EST 90 day challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33791490 my goal is to lose 30ibs by my 30th birthday! which is in Oct I have been doing the 90 day challenge and have already lost 5ibs!!! I would love to team up with some other people for this challenge. Wed, 4 Jun 2014 20:23:58 EST One thing I will do different tomorrow.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33784697 .....to better my health, mood, life...whatever moves you. I plan on placing a emoticon check the next day I post if I was successful. See how many days we can get in a row you can list a few things. More than 3 would be hard for me to change so let's say no more than 3 a day. <BR> Be specific with goals <BR> <BR> 6/3-tomorrow I will: <BR> -drink at least 2 water bottles full <BR> -ride bike to Y and radio show, at least 5 miles <BR> -take my multi vit <BR> Tue, 3 Jun 2014 23:17:53 EST Where's Punkypa? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33770995 Does anyone know where Punkypa is and if he's OK? He used to post here so often and now he's vanished!! Mon, 2 Jun 2014 03:46:11 EST Biking Challenge...June 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33766993 This challenge is to ride your bike, whether it be outdoors, a stationary or a recumbent bike doesn't matter, just as long as you ride. <BR> <BR> We all set our own goal distance and as we ride we add the miles on by copying and pasting the LAST post to change your own numbers. <BR> <BR> This board has grown since the beginning and I've found so much support and encouragement from everyone. What a great bunch of riders we have, but there is always room for more. Interested? Read on. <BR>... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 12:41:22 EST Fruit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33762553 Berries Sat, 31 May 2014 19:38:30 EST June (2014) Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33756545 In this challenge, we simply track our fitness minutes. Set your own goal as to how many minutes you wish to work out in June (2014) and keep us posted as to how you are doing. The following format is recommended (but not required.) Whatever works for you is fine here. <BR> <BR> goal / # of minutes today / # of minutes remaining to reach goal <BR> <BR> My goal is modest -- 600 minutes. That is 30 minutes X 5 days per week X 4 weeks. I hope to do a little better than that, but that will be m... Fri, 30 May 2014 21:15:16 EST Fathers Day Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33736399 Anyone interested in a challenge for Fathers Day! You set your own goals. See if you can reach a small goal of losing a few pounds for the Holiday. <BR> Holiday Days were have concurred are: Valentines Day, St. Paddy's Day, Mothers Day, Memorial Day, and now Fathers Day Challenge. <BR> Welcome to the Fathers Day Challenge! We can do this one Holiday at a time. Tue, 27 May 2014 23:48:08 EST Lose 2-5 Pounds in JUNE 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33732931 Join us in setting small goals each month to reach a larger goal. <BR> On June 1 come and post a starting weight and a goal weight to reach by June 30. Post as often as you would like. We are here to cheer you on to reach your goal. Motivate you to keep going and not give up. We may not all hit our goal, but we sure try hard. <BR> <BR> Beckie Tue, 27 May 2014 10:51:26 EST Nutrition Record before 12AM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33703257 I keep a B shift schedule...roughly 10:30-11am-2-3:30am. I also have diabetes. So, my mealtimes are not within the normal time frames. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have a clue as to how I should report 3 meals and 1 snack during this time when 'my day' is not the SP site's day? Fri, 23 May 2014 00:36:53 EST Say something positive about yourself every day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33698644 I thought this might be a great way to help us stop being critical of ourselves. I know I am too critical of myself and am trying to stop that. <BR> <BR> Each day post something here you like about yourself, or something positive you've done. <BR> <BR> I'll start by saying something positive about myself. <BR> <BR> <BR> I am a friendly person that enjoys giving and getting hugs. <em>220</em> Thu, 22 May 2014 09:22:55 EST Portion control at Memorial Day Picnic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33695635 <em>381</em> How many of you find it challenging to stay under control with mass amounts of various tempting dishes and desserts on holidays, at parties, and special occasions? <BR> <BR> My key word for Monday is moderation. A taste goes along way, not everything needs to be a helping on your plate! <BR> <BR> Happy Memorial Day Everyone! Wed, 21 May 2014 22:29:03 EST Hot New Challenge for June http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33688846 June is gonna get hot, so Team Pushing 40 has a challenge to rival the heat. Stop in and check us out. <BR> <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/group<BR>s_individual.asp?gid=9927 Tue, 20 May 2014 22:08:38 EST Virtual Relay-Circum of Antarctica 11,165 miles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33680917 11,165 miles to go! <BR> Mon, 19 May 2014 20:59:50 EST Choosing to Lose "Beach Ready" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33678644 Ok, This starts a new challenge for losing and getting in shape for the Beach. I am going in September and so I have about 15 weeks to lose more weight and get in shape. It doesn't matter when you are going. It matters that you have a goal and a desire to reach that goal. <BR> I ultimately want to lose 40 more pounds and this gives me a new challenge to help keep me motivated. Please join in and lets get started. <BR> <BR> Izzy <em>312</em> Mon, 19 May 2014 12:18:37 EST team challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33660056 can somebody help me with the challenges? I have signed up for a few, then I feel overwhelmed by all the emails, comments, stuff to wade through on the site. I just want a challenge like "run this many miles this month" and I click on a button and tell how many miles a day I'm doing and it tallies it and says if I'm meeting the goal...or one that says go sugar free for a week with tips on how to do it and I check whether or not I was able to follow through. I end up abandoning all the team... Fri, 16 May 2014 11:39:48 EST Remembering Dad http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33652426 Happy Birthday Daddy- you are greatly missed. <BR> Our Dad was a dedicated family man, father of 5 daughters. His goal in life was to take care of his girls. <BR> Six years ago, Dad received the call from his doctor, on his 89th birthday... the cancer had spread. My sisters, and I dedicated ourselves in fulfilling his wishes to live out the remaining of his days at home. Dad passed away a month later. We celebrated his life, and will continue to celebrate... <BR> Dad gave me strength, and e... Thu, 15 May 2014 09:57:05 EST night owl or early bird?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33644945 I'm a night owl by nature. However my job forces me into "early bird" mode. How do you cope having to be what you're not? Does it make healthy living harder? Wed, 14 May 2014 08:47:29 EST Memorial Day Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33632743 Anyone interested in a Challenge for the Holidays? This Challenge is for Memorial Day. <BR> You set your own goals. See if you can reach a small goal of losing a few pounds for the Holidays. <BR> Holidays we have concured are Valentines Day, St. Paddy's Day. Mothers Day and now Welcome to Memorial Day Challenge. <BR> We can do this one challenge at a time... <BR> 1 Dont give up <BR> 2 Go after goals <BR> 3 Believe in you <BR> Mon, 12 May 2014 13:49:02 EST 20 lbs in 6 weeks.. is it possible? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33632701 If so, how? Mon, 12 May 2014 13:40:55 EST Challenge Accepted! Rate yourself! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33622978 For this challenge thread, you are going to give yourself a daily rating based on the amount of effort you put into the day. Every day, or whenever you would like to report, you can copy and paste what you've previously posted and add on your new rating at the bottom. Seeing your past ratings will help inspire you to earn even more stars! :D <BR> Ratings Guide: <BR> * means you did not do anything right. You didn't eat right at all, or blew off your goals, and dissapointed yourself. <em>39<... Sun, 11 May 2014 01:39:28 EST Here's a Clue http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33610183 Name a flower that's a really nice guy Thu, 8 May 2014 22:58:11 EST Spring Time Fine Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33608172 <em>524</em> Hello sparkbuddies join me in the spring time fine challenge to lose, tone, or maintain weight before the summer fun begin <em>67</em> Click here for more information on the challenge <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273<BR>x57687228 </link> Hope to see you there! Thu, 8 May 2014 15:35:15 EST My challenge: a long walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33607744 I'm challenging myself to a string of long walks--daily walks. I've never been much of a runner. I can't say running motivates me. A walk, this motivates me. Keep me going, everyone! Let's walk!!! Thu, 8 May 2014 13:45:29 EST HAVE A GREAT DAY TODAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33606290 I WANT EVERYONE TO MEET THEIR GOAL AND HAVE A GREAT DAY DOING IT <em>306</em> Thu, 8 May 2014 09:17:26 EST MAY CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33594499 <em>524</em> Hello sparkbuddies join me in the May challenge to lose, tone, or maintain weight before the summer fun begin <em>67</em> Click here for more information on the challenge <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273<BR>x57687228 </link> Hope to see you there! Tue, 6 May 2014 16:01:41 EST Whether you think you can or you can't http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33593569 "Whether you think you can or you can't. either way you're right" <BR> What does this means to you? <BR> <em>38</em> Tue, 6 May 2014 12:05:57 EST ~~May Challenge Join Me~~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33586423 <em>524</em> I'm currently looking for a spark buddy to join me in my May challenge. The information is in my blog <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5683146 </link> <BR> <BR> Hope to see you there!! Mon, 5 May 2014 11:15:56 EST Food alergies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33574545 I recently had a severe episode of anaphylaxis shock that was very scary and landed me in the hospital. Now I need to stay away from nuts and but spreads. I am looking for new ways to add some protein that refrains from these foods. I am looking for support in this area. Sat, 3 May 2014 13:27:29 EST Sparkmail exercises that are emailed everyday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33572691 Hey all, I wish there was a team for this!! <BR> I love doing the sparkmail exercises that are sparkmailed everyday!! anyone know of one!! Sat, 3 May 2014 08:42:56 EST Join My 21 Day Fix Challenge Group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33563331 Hey SparkPeople! <BR> <BR> I'm Kelly, an Independent Beachbody Coach, and I would love to be your coach and help you on your journey to a healthier lifestyle! Have you heard of the 21 Day Fix from Beachbody? Do you have 30 minutes a day to workout? You ready to eat healthier and learn to portion your food? Are you ready to commit? I have a challenge group starting on 19 May and would love to have you join me! Send me a message or leave me a comment and let's get started! <BR> <BR> -Kelly Thu, 1 May 2014 21:43:38 EST Biking Challenge....May 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33559715 This challenge is to ride your bike, whether it be outdoors, a stationary or a recumbent bike doesn't matter, just as long as you ride. <BR> <BR> We all set our own goal distance and as we ride we add the miles on by copying and pasting the LAST post to change your own numbers. <BR> <BR> This board has grown since the beginning and I've found so much support and encouragement from everyone. What a great bunch of riders we have, but there is always room for more. Interested? Read on. <BR>... Thu, 1 May 2014 08:37:04 EST MAY 2014 PERSONAL CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33559599 Getting excited for May! Let's have this be a personal challenge, each of us creating our own challenge and then supporting each other. We'll post our challenge(s) (e.g. cardio 4x a week for 45 minutes, log food daily, eat 1400 calories or less at least 5x week, drink 8 glasses of water daily, lose 5 pounds in one month, etc. etc.) and a weekly report and optional weigh in on Mondays. <BR> <BR> MOST IMPORTANTLY: We will commit to checking in on this challenge DAILY. What that looks like: Po... Thu, 1 May 2014 08:14:47 EST **May** Shape Up for Summer Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33557737 All Are <em>229</em> to Join Us at Ready * Set * Spark!! Spark Team <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard.asp?board=24671x58290 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> We are an Active Spark Team and you're sure to find friends & support! <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> If you just want to join for the May Challenge, that's okay too! <em>48</em> <BR> <BR> I'm sure once you see what a friendly and supportive group we are you'll stick around even afte... Thu, 1 May 2014 00:09:17 EST May (2014) Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33557444 In this challenge, we simply track our fitness minutes. Set your own goal as to how many minutes you wish to work out in April (2014) and keep us posted as to how you are doing. The following format is recommended (but not required.) Whatever works for you is fine here. <BR> <BR> goal / # of minutes today / # of minutes remaining to reach goal <BR> <BR> My goal is modest -- 600 minutes. That is 30 minutes X 5 days per week X 4 weeks. I hope to do a little better than that, but that will be ... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 23:13:08 EST 30 pounds in 4 months challenge (From May 1. 2014) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33555303 We had a great group trying to lose 30 pounds in 4 months from January thru April. Let's do it again! Start date will be May 1st 2014 and end date is August 31, 2014. Anybody who wants to can join in this challenge; let's motivate each other. We can achieve this goal. <BR> <BR> CW - 214.9 pounds April 30, 2014 <BR> GW - 184.9 pounds August 31, 2014 Wed, 30 Apr 2014 14:51:07 EST Lose 2-5 pounds in MAY 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33554362 Time for a new month to start and new goals!!! <BR> <BR> Join us to set small goals each month to stay on track. Post a start weight and a goal weight to reach by May 31. Post as often as you would like on how you are doing. We are here to cheer you on, motivate you to stay on track to reach it. <BR> I struggle each month, but I know if I didn't have this to keep me accountable I wouldn't stay on track at all. <BR> <BR> Beckie Wed, 30 Apr 2014 11:49:15 EST Ideas on food or nutrition challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33549743 I want ideas on a food or nutrition challenge. Right now I am trying to do 100 straight days in a row of exercise and I'm on day 100. I wanted to do something similar for food but I don't know what to do. I want it to be something specific like the exercise so I will easily know if I achieve it each day. <BR> I am good with drinking my water, and I drink about 2 cups of green tea on the weekdays at work. <BR> I do need to be more consistent in tracking my food but I think I hit my protein, an... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 19:10:30 EST May/June - 8 wk WT Loss Challenge (Thurs WI only) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33549020 May 1st thru June 26th - 8 Weeks - Thursday is weigh in day so please post your weight on Thursdays only. Start Weights will be accepted thru the first week until May 8th. If U fail to weigh in on Thurs 2 weeks in a row U will be dropped from the challenge. No new challengers will be accepted after May 8th. Sorry. <BR> <BR> If I get enough challengers, I will turn this into a Team challenge. <BR> The weather has warmed up for most of U to get out and exercise. There will be more fresh prod... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 16:16:37 EST ~~~May Challenge~~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33548722 <em>524</em> This challenge will focus on healthy habits and help build consistency! <BR> <BR> Click here to learn more about the challenge and join <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273<BR>x57687228 </link> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 15:05:57 EST 24 Day Weight Loss Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33543779 Hi fellow Sparkers, <BR> <BR> Today I signed up for the 24 Day Challenge. Extremely excited because I have lots of friends that have seen amazing results and cannot rave about it enough! I was wondering if anyone else has done the challenge and/or would be interested in doing it? Most of my friends have lost between 10-14 and are bursting with energy by the end. <BR> <BR> I'm curious to hear about other peoples' experiences and would love to have a team going into this. Between the gro... Mon, 28 Apr 2014 21:42:44 EST advocare products? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33530219 who likes or dislikes thinking about doing the 24 day challenge Sat, 26 Apr 2014 14:28:40 EST Contest starts May 5th. Lose Weight Win Money! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33519733 My friend turned me on to this site Diet Bet where you can compete to lose weight and win money at the same time. I know we all need a little motivation some times to exercise and keep our eating healthy so I decided to start one on my own. Here's how it works: The contest starts May 5 and runs for 4 weeks. It is $25 to enter. All you have to do is lose 4% of your body weight in 4 weeks and you win! The pot of money gets equally split between the winners, so as long as you lose your 4% you wi... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:06:22 EST Has anyone ever heard of Dietbet.com?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33510595 WWW.Dietbet.com -check it out. You pay $30 or whatever the amount is to lose 2% or 4% of your body weight in 4 weeks..... For me that would be about 2.2 lbs.weekly and the winners split the pot. Sounds great!! What is your take on this dietbet?? Jen Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:52:02 EST challenge: 10 lbs. off by June 1st! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33504020 I am starting a new job in june and I am looking for folks to join me in committing to doing whatever works, healthfully, to lose a jumpstart '10' by june. I also ask that you include letting go of one habit or issue along with your commitment. Mine is binging on junk food at night. I am looking to gather support with all of you by; checking in at least once a day, tracking fitness and food, and letting all of us know if you need support. Together, we can do this! Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:55:32 EST Eat two-three servings of vegatables today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33502792 Hi there, <BR> <BR> Comment if you will have your two - three servings of vegatables today. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:41:30 EST try a new food today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33498101 variety is great to keep me interested in eating healthy Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:34:31 EST Mothers Day Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33496055 Anyone interested in a challenge for Mothers Day? You set your own goals. See if we can reach a small goal of losing a few pounds for the Holidays. <BR> <BR> Hoildays we have concured are: <BR> Valentines Day, St. Paddys Day, and Easter <BR> Welcome to the Mothers Day Challenge!! We can do this one Holiday at a time..... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:42:10 EST Last Six Weeks of School Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33494704 So about a year ago I started focusing on health and up til the New Year I was doing great. I was down to 176 which is the lowest I had been in 10 years. Today I am back to 191 and I am pissed and ashamed I am slipping back in to old habits. <BR> <BR> I seriously need somewhere I can be held accountable for daily actions. I know that 15 in 6 weeks is not a healthy way to go (slow and steady is better) so I would like to be back at 180 by the last day of school for my kids which is June 5th.... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:29:58 EST walk the stairs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33492354 take 10 minutes of your lunch break and walk the stairs Mon, 21 Apr 2014 02:28:50 EST how to get through the holiday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33486427 Tomorrow is going to be tough we are going to families house. NORMALLY I take dishes and always include low cal dishes but this year there is way too much food and there is not room for anything else and there will be all my faves. For the last two family birthdays I took salad just for myself while they had pizza. Is anyone else facing this and does anyone have any tips? Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:30:29 EST 20 Something's Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33484158 Hi all, just trying to drum up some interest in the 20 Somethings team again! Come join the team if you fit the bill or pass on the message! The team hasn't seen much action in ages and I would love to have some people to create some challenges with and to talk with on team message boards! <BR> <BR> Thanks! Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:17:18 EST hiking? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33473749 spring weather encourages me to take a long walk in the woods, I'm planning a hike. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:37:35 EST Miles to walk/Lbs to lose by summer (June 22) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33465763 Hi all! I want to set a goal for myself to walk 50 miles & lose 15 pounds by summer! That is June 22 (9 1/2 weeks)! If anyone would like to join me, please do! I would love the company!! <BR> <BR> SW: 4/16/14 - 212.5 <BR> <BR> Miles walked: 4/16/14 - 1.12 <BR> Total walked: 1.12 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:29 EST daily challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33461664 listen to a motivational song Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:12:16 EST Get through Easter Weekend without gaining http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33457296 It will be a near Easter Miracle - but I want to get through Easter Weekend without gaining weight. <BR> <BR> I still have younger kids and therefore Easter Baskets (UGHHH) - How am I going to do this? I have to cook a huge Easter Dinner for my Family and my Dad. Wish me luck people. <BR> <BR> Does anyone else know how they could accomplish this while surrounded by great food? Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:55:57 EST Something you want to share today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33444701 Today is my birthday! It won't get much notice from family as I've asked my family to use the $ they would have normally spent on a gift to our daughter who is going through a difficult divorce. I don't regret that decision, it's just a different birthday. On top of that, there's a birthday party for our dear granddaughter today. Her birthday was a week ago. <BR> Not complaining, it's just very strange! Sun, 13 Apr 2014 07:50:24 EST Winter Blues! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33441272 Try to workout in your house. <BR> Weights <BR> Steps <BR> Pull Bar <BR> Leg Lifts <BR> Dancing to music <BR> Boxing bag <BR> Kick Boxing <BR> Martial Arts <BR> <BR> Do anything get that heart beat up. Exercise will get rid of the winter blues. Have a wonderful day "Spark People." A big Marine Corps OOH RAH!!! Sat, 12 Apr 2014 13:47:50 EST favorite food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33434212 salad Fri, 11 Apr 2014 08:28:12 EST did you help someone else out today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33397013 yes , I am trying to help my grandson eat a diet that should help him with his adhd. he is on high dose of meds and he is so skinny I cant stand it. he is almost 10years old and is wearing size 6-7 clothes. my best friends granddaughter just turned 6 and is wearing 6X. I want to help him.. plus my best friend has joined sparks after I talked to her about it because she doesn't eat right. Sat, 5 Apr 2014 13:22:24 EST activity tracker fell apart and lost the inside http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33392144 My activity tracker fell apart when I was walking and lost the electronics. Can't find any info. on what to do. I just had it for 2 weeks. So not happy...out $60.00 I guess!! Fri, 4 Apr 2014 15:47:55 EST 30 day shred challenge? And results please? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33391389 I started 30 day shred 6 weeks ago, i switched to t25 after 2 weeks of the 30 day shred, because i bought it very very inexpensive. But i couldnt handle how rough t25 was because i have bladder/kidney issues, and it also made me feel like i was gonna puke. So this past sunday, March 30, i switched from t25 back to 30 day shred. I have lost 4 pounds since i began 30 day shred 6 weeks ago, and im sure it was a mixture of 30 day shred and t25. Anyway, i LOVE 30 day shred, its hard, it keeps me s... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 11:58:28 EST thot i saw a giving up soda challenge somewhere http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33390471 But can't seem to find it. Does anyone know? Fri, 4 Apr 2014 08:47:28 EST none http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33385982 I just got a Minecraft premium card code for free! :D Thu, 3 Apr 2014 16:49:28 EST Tracking food from previous days? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33385088 Has anyone ever forgotten to track something and thought about it the next day? What do you do? Do you go back and track it or just let it go? Why or why not? Thu, 3 Apr 2014 12:27:38 EST BM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33380151 Did you have yours?? : ) <BR> <BR> Just shared this with A Healthy hearts team member because my Aunt shared it ages ago. <BR> My Aunt who raised 6 healthy and beautiful children while she worked at her chosen profession(RN) shouted up this very question to the bedroom area. "Henry" did you have your BM today?? (the names have been changed to protect the innocent). <BR> She explained to me (when I questioned it) that the single worst weight gainer was NOT having one. Once our systems suff... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 17:33:17 EST 30 fit food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33378816 I was trying to do the fit food challenge, and discovered the recipes were not diabetic. nor did they have attaches of what the recipes had . like perserving ex. cal,total fat, g fiber ,g carb. is there a fit food challenge for diabetic, that i can do.I am also trying the 8 wk diabetic challenge <BR> jan <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 2 Apr 2014 12:23:20 EST Biking Challenge....April 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33371079 This challenge is to ride your bike, whether it be outdoors, a stationary or a recumbent bike doesn't matter, just as long as you ride. <BR> <BR> We all set our own goal distance and as we ride we add the miles on by copying and pasting the LAST post to change your own numbers. <BR> <BR> This board has grown since the beginning and I've found so much support and encouragement from everyone. What a great bunch of riders we have, but there is always room for more. Interested? Read on. <BR>... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 09:26:23 EST Looking for a Sparkteam with challenges! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33366531 I am newly back to SP even though I've been here on and off for years. I am looking for a Sparkteam, hopefully with challenges and motivation starters. Please let me know if you know of any. Thanks! Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:20:50 EST April (2014) Fitness Minutes Challange http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33360474 In this challenge, we simply track our fitness minutes. Set your own goal as to how many minutes you wish to work out in April (2014) and keep us posted as to how you are doing. The following format is recommended (but not required.) Whatever works for you is fine here. <BR> <em>235</em> <BR> <BR> goal / # of minutes today / # of minutes remaining to reach goal <BR> <BR> My goal is modest -- 600 minutes. That is 30 minutes X 5 days per week X 4 weeks. I hope to do a little better than ... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 17:20:09 EST Crafting and Tole painting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33354927 Hobbies keep me busy, out of the kitchen and away from food. I love to Tole paint and craft and have even made some cash from selling my work! Playing music while on the computer makes me chair dance, which can't be a bad thing! <em>268</em> <em>218</em> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 14:39:08 EST LOWERING YOUR CHOLESTEROL...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33346814 I would love to invite you to our..........LOWERING YOUR CHOLESTEROL TEAM <BR> <BR> <BR> A support group for those that want to get their cholesterol down and keep it down so we can maintain a healthier lifestyle. <BR> <BR> Come check out our NEW QUESTION EACH DAY ....I will post a question each day about either one of these topics, nutrition, exercise, motivation and wellness . Come see what other members responses are. <BR> <BR> I have another Forum called READ AN ARTICLE...useful tip... Fri, 28 Mar 2014 08:19:29 EST Lose 2-5 pounds in APRIL 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33334648 Come join us in setting small goals each month to help us stay on track and reach our end goals. Join ANY time during the month. <BR> <BR> Post your start weight and a goal weight to reach by April 30. <BR> Post as often as you would like and let us know how you are doing, so we can cheer you on, and motivate you to reach it. <BR> <BR> Beckie Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:03:43 EST APRIL 2014 CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33323311 Getting excited for April! Let's have this be a personal challenge, each of us creating our own challenge and then supporting each other throughout April. We'll post our challenge(s) (e.g. cardio 4x a week for 45 minutes, log food daily, eat 1400 calories or less at least 5x week, drink 8 glasses of water daily, lose 5 pounds in one month, etc. etc.) and a weekly report and optional weigh in on Mondays. I'll start the challenge on Monday, March 31st. <BR> <BR> MOST IMPORTANTLY: We will... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 20:09:51 EST BEYOND THE SCALE ~ 10 Week Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33316280 How often have you wished you could find something to help you with your "stick-to-it-ness"? Have you found that you LOVE Sparkpeople, but have just hit a lull and need a little extra something? <BR> <BR> This 10 week challenge places you on a team with approx. 30 other members who are all working toward the same goal - to be accountable, get and give support, learn some nutrition tips, and build friendships! By setting a 10 week goal, and weighing in each week, you make a COMMITMENT to you... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 22:09:11 EST 50lbs by Labor Day Journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33289395 Hi everyone! I am new but decided to challenge myself to release 50 lbs. by Labor day. I'll be posting updates several times a week if not daily. <BR> <BR> This week I am working on changing my eating habits. <BR> <BR> If you'd like to join me that would be great! Wed, 19 Mar 2014 11:40:34 EST Easter Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33282872 Any one interested in a challenge for Easter! You sent your own goals. See if we can reach a small goal of losing a few pounds for the holidays. <BR> <BR> Holidays we have already concured. Valentines Day, St. Paddy's Day. <BR> Welcome to Easter Challenge... <BR> Welcome Back to the team we have already have a great connection!!! <BR> We can do this one Holiday at time... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 13:39:46 EST onions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33277602 are onions part of the 5 fruits and vegetables? <em>369</em> , i eat alot in salads and omlets, stir fries but i never count them. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 18:47:34 EST Spring 5% Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33277443 The 5% challenges are a fun way to meet new friends, learn how to incorporate healthy habits into your lifestyle, and lose weight. This will give you the motivation and support to succeed in your weight loss. <BR> <BR> Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting weight in 8 weeks by participating in team challenges that focus on exercise & healthy lifestyle habits. <BR> <BR> The upcoming Spring challenge starts in a few weeks. I've found the 5% challenges to be a great way ... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:58:40 EST home made vegetabe beef soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33276323 go to my spark page and read the blog about getting many vegetables in one meal. homemade veg. beef soup.at least 6 veg. in this soup. all raw veg. except 2 sm. cans mixed veg. that have no salt. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:13:33 EST INSANITY 2014 SPRING CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33272669 This Insanity Challenge will begin on Saturday, March 30th, 2014. Anyone who is up for joining this challenge, please join. Also, if you have Twitter, send me your name and I'll tweet daily reminders and motivational tweets to help keep you going. I can't wait to see who will join me for 60 days of insanity!!! Sun, 16 Mar 2014 23:44:53 EST Reaching a 4-year goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33254247 tomorrow Thu, 13 Mar 2014 21:15:51 EST 100k http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33243075 nearing Wed, 12 Mar 2014 07:30:29 EST Top level http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33235877 coming? Tue, 11 Mar 2014 07:50:29 EST this week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33229207 it happens Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:25:12 EST God is able http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33221184 to save you Sun, 9 Mar 2014 07:47:13 EST Any Xbox or WII fitness gamers want a challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33219231 I would like to get some other gamers and challenge each other. I have looked at the Spark teams but they don't look very active. I would love to set up a team with weekly challenges and find some people who have Xbox live and a gamertag who I can compete with. I have several games but most of them are older ones. Haven't bought any new ones in last year or two. Sat, 8 Mar 2014 20:39:22 EST tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33217192 first day out of seven for tracking food intake..calories in are not matching calories burned. <em>249</em> Sat, 8 Mar 2014 13:41:26 EST going to Detroit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33209307 today Fri, 7 Mar 2014 07:09:00 EST 100k http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33203877 coming Thu, 6 Mar 2014 11:02:36 EST 100000 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33195363 w/i sight Wed, 5 Mar 2014 08:51:23 EST blowing your money http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33186466 lotsa ways Tue, 4 Mar 2014 07:27:11 EST into 3 dights http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33178309 finally Mon, 3 Mar 2014 07:15:46 EST 12 Week Challenge-"Choosing to Lose" All Welcome http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33172419 Hello SP friends! <BR> I am challenging everyone to a 12 week weight loss using whatever plan that works best for you. The Challenge starts March 3, and ends May 3,2014. This will get everyone ready for Summer! Please follow these guide lines and post weekly: <BR> <BR> Weight Loss plan: <BR> Beginning weight: <BR> Your Goals: <BR> Fitness Minutes: <BR> Inches lost: <BR> <BR> Please track your progress weekly and use SP tools to journal food, water, etc. <BR> Just think, at 2 pounds a week b... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 09:36:09 EST The Lord http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33171667 is so good! Sun, 2 Mar 2014 07:22:10 EST 9:00pm and I was going to blow off my exercise... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33170884 ...but I didn't! I took a shower and was going to start getting ready for bed when I thought about my goals, and my SP streak, and I put on my shorts and got on the treadmill for 90 minutes. Sun, 2 Mar 2014 01:21:03 EST 20 day chalnge? How to sign up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33167169 Yesterday I read about a 20 day challenge starting today. I wanted to sign up and couldn't figure out how. Does anyone have this information? Sat, 1 Mar 2014 10:31:44 EST 100k http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33166189 points Sat, 1 Mar 2014 07:42:30 EST Body Mind and Spirit - Lent 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33164809 Hi! <BR> <BR> I created a new sparkteam and i need your help! i want to post it to many of the groups i am in but i am not sure if that is allowed.... I don't want to go aginst the rules or spam. <BR> <BR> Any advice? <BR> <BR> here's the group blurb and link <BR> <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/group<BR>s_individual.asp <BR> <BR> Hello, <BR> <BR> A few years ago I stumbled across a group of people who were challenging themselves for Lent. The principle was that lent was abo... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 02:02:02 EST Biking Challenge.....March 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33163340 This challenge is to ride your bike, whether it be outdoors, a stationary or a recumbent bike doesn't matter, just as long as you ride. <BR> <BR> We all set our own goal distance and as we ride we add the miles on by copying and pasting the LAST post to change your own numbers. <BR> <BR> This board has grown since the beginning and I've found so much support and encouragement from everyone. What a great bunch of riders we have, but there is always room for more. Interested? Read on. <BR>... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:49:58 EST March (2014) Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33163333 In this challenge, we simply track our fitness minutes. Set your own goal as to how many minutes you wish to work out in March (2014) and keep us posted as to how you are doing. The following format is recommended (but not required.) Whatever works for you is fine here. <BR> <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> goal / # of minutes today / # of minutes remaining to reach goal <BR> <BR> My goal is modest -- 600 minutes. That is 30 minutes X 5 days per week X 4 weeks. I hope to do a little better than t... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:48:55 EST Lose 2-5 Pounds In March 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33160442 Hello SparkFriends! <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> February is behind us and spring will be here shortly. Come join me in this challenge. Let's do our best to shed a few pounds during the 31 days of March. <BR> <BR> 02/28/2014 = 199 <BR> 03/01/2014 = <BR> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 09:08:27 EST homemade http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33159204 ice cream Fri, 28 Feb 2014 06:43:54 EST the best sweets http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33154611 I believe that taking the time to make a healthy snack cookie or bar is the answer to control. <BR> then you know how many servings you are allowed and how many calories are involved. Find a recipe with a good amout of fiber, like oats, chia seeds, and check out King Arthur flour web site. they have a hi maize flour that has lots of fiber. baking with this is a smart idea, learn about them.Sparkpeople also has a calculator to find how many calories per serving of a special recipe. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 11:56:50 EST world-view http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33153362 today Thu, 27 Feb 2014 07:31:28 EST How did you break through a plateau? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33148512 I have been stuck for about a month now and it is driving me crazy ..... I'm not about giving up, so anything you can share will be appreciated <BR> <em>386</em> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 13:23:02 EST Emoticon your Fitness for Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33148447 <em>311</em> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 13:01:05 EST exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33145766 a part of my life Wed, 26 Feb 2014 07:16:54 EST 1600 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33140149 to go Tue, 25 Feb 2014 10:57:40 EST March Spring in like a lion??? out like a lamb http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33138821 New name <BR> Monthly challenge <BR> <BR> this month is March in like a lion out like a lamb <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp </link> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 08:04:31 EST in 3 weeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33131684 hard winter over Mon, 24 Feb 2014 08:39:24 EST Who can give me an ear? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33128587 I need an ear a shoulder to cry on. It is that kind of a Blahhh of a day today. Been like this for some time now. I would like someone to give me an ear and kind shoulder to cry on! <em>24</em> Sun, 23 Feb 2014 22:48:35 EST 100 Days To A New You Challenge... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33127084 I would love to invite you to our..........100 DAYS TO A NEW YOU CHALLENGE <BR> <BR> Anyone can join at anytime. Everyday is a good day to start your challenge to a better you. <BR> <BR> The 100 day challenge is about challenging yourself to change a behavior. To target and focus on a goal for 100 days. Some things you might want to focus on are: avoiding fast foods, tracking your exercise,....this can be as simple as exercising for just 10 minutes a day, another goal might be to track yo... Sun, 23 Feb 2014 18:32:05 EST Sunday is http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33123314 today Sun, 23 Feb 2014 04:22:22 EST weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33117700 here Sat, 22 Feb 2014 08:08:41 EST exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33114346 do you exercise every day or take a break in between days? Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:53:14 EST Diet and exercise monthly challenge support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33114205 Hello I am Suzi and I have started a group that will be offering monthly challenges that will take both diet and exercise into account. This group is so that like minded people can offer support to each other at the same time realising goals. I hope you check it out and give suggestions and comments. <BR> <BR> Have a great day <BR> <BR> Suzi <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62515x568<BR>62088 </link> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:03:00 EST rid house http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33111776 today Fri, 21 Feb 2014 07:44:11 EST Healthy diet challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33110461 Hey, everyone! Long time no see (I used to be active on sparkpeople, but I somehow gave it up. Shame on me!). A week ago I decided to put myself in a completely new type of challenge - since I spend most of my time on eating, I've decided to focus more on what I throw into my preciouss belly. I surf through sparkpeople recipes everyday to find new inspirations, so I've started creating my own menu for every day. On Monday I'm coming back to the university, so it would be harder to stick to th... Fri, 21 Feb 2014 03:30:19 EST Emoticon your Fitness for Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33108769 <em>342</em> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 19:46:28 EST 30 Day Squat Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33107765 Hello, <BR> <BR> I am not new to SP but I am new to these 30 day challenges. I started a squat challenge today with 50 squats and it felt great! I wouldn't mind making some friends here, I think it will help me be successful in dieting and staying active. <BR> <BR> Good luck in your journey! <BR> <BR> Carly Thu, 20 Feb 2014 16:16:51 EST Anybody need a bodysuit or compression garment? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33104914 I have skin hanging everywhere! I need to put something smoothing under my clothes, or I'll look like Jabba the Hut. Any suggestions? Thu, 20 Feb 2014 08:10:19 EST snow's a melting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33104507 must act Thu, 20 Feb 2014 07:32:04 EST Missionaries http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33096226 conference Wed, 19 Feb 2014 06:19:38 EST good day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33090081 made 2g Tue, 18 Feb 2014 07:55:03 EST St. Paddy's Day Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33085204 Any one interested in a challenge for St.Paddy's Day, to see if we can reach a small goal of losing a few pounds.. <BR> Current 184 <BR> St. Paddy's Day 180 Mon, 17 Feb 2014 17:00:30 EST points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33080906 building up Mon, 17 Feb 2014 03:16:14 EST Push ups http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33076279 I challenge anyone to do more push ups than I can, I do 60 in one minute and I am 57 years old Sun, 16 Feb 2014 13:27:05 EST hunger and overeating http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33074708 I would appreciate any help with my problem--I just love food and I eat way too much. Is there anything that anyone knows about to curb my appetite? I would appreciate any suggestions. <BR> <BR> <BR> Thank you in advance! <em>46</em> Sun, 16 Feb 2014 08:58:22 EST The Lord's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33073994 is Sunday Sun, 16 Feb 2014 07:24:39 EST Knights Templar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33070730 <BR> Freemasons Sat, 15 Feb 2014 15:32:29 EST Fat Smash Diet? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33070162 Hello there everyone. <BR> <BR> Im new to Spark and to dieting, of any kind. <BR> <BR> Ive decided to try the Fat Smash Diet plan. <BR> I will complete the last day of the first week long phase. <BR> I have not yet gotten to the exercise that is included. Im walking daily but Im not doing strength training just yet. Other than that, Im doing very well with the regimen. By the time I think Im going to starve, its time to eat again. <BR> <BR> I was looking for a group or message board on thi... Sat, 15 Feb 2014 12:33:35 EST frustrations http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33061930 waiting for people Fri, 14 Feb 2014 07:41:14 EST how to track the fitness challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33055679 I recently started the skinny jeans challenge and can not figure out how to track this extra workout for the day. Anyone know how to do this. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 09:22:21 EST bad renters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33054525 abundant Thu, 13 Feb 2014 07:40:34 EST Leslie Sansone--DVD CHALLENGE walk 1+mile http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33051031 In a few minutes I'm going to put in a Leslie Sansone DVD and walk at least one mile...will report back. Please join me if you have one of her DVD's lying around. I'm going to do it again, tomorrow, Friday and/or this weekend & report back. Yay!!!!! <em>104</em> <em>381</em> Join with me! Wed, 12 Feb 2014 17:44:04 EST markets http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33046499 are irrational Wed, 12 Feb 2014 06:25:33 EST make yourself friendly http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33041174 smile Tue, 11 Feb 2014 11:15:18 EST How many glasses of water did you have today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33040125 6 for me and still working on it. <em>91</em> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 09:02:51 EST GET READY FOR SUMMER CHALLENGE **NEW**WELCOME ALL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33035222 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> This is a new challenge to get fit and get ready for those summer dresses and bathing suits <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> Let me introduce myself: Well, I am 41, wife and a mother of 2 teenagers: 15 & 14 yrs old <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> In 2009 I lost 60 lb and was down to 143 lb. I was toned, fit, strong, etc. <BR> In 2011, I fall sick after a stressful new job and gradually gained all back!! <BR> <BR> Today I wanna start again and truly believe that I can do it with... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 17:43:10 EST Exercise with Knee Arthritis http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33034781 I need help with what exercise I can do with knee arthritis. Is there a group that I might join in with? Thanks Mon, 10 Feb 2014 16:20:04 EST Sewer line clogged http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33030625 again Mon, 10 Feb 2014 04:46:51 EST tracking your water http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33026412 i have a shot glass collection, finally i am using it. I use 2 shot glasses and 8 marbles. every time i fill my water glass, i move a marble from one shot glass to another. i decided i wanted to use a glass i could run thru the dishwasher instead of a bottle i have to clean. the bottles are ok when im on the go but at home i have a nice glass that holds 2 cups of water, so i can move 2 marbles every time i fill it. it works for me. <em>194</em> Sun, 9 Feb 2014 13:40:02 EST food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33026122 which food do you crave the most? Sun, 9 Feb 2014 12:41:50 EST tired http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33026120 today I am tired today because I just dont feel like doing anything how about anybody else? Sun, 9 Feb 2014 12:41:09 EST getting re-motivated under times of stress http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33025530 Hi everyone, <BR> I was so great on my diet/exercise tracking. I lost 35 lbs and 3 dress sizes and felt great. Then my very close friend passed away (breast cancer, she was 50) and hurricane sandy hit last year and I fell into a major funk. Gained it all back- Recently I have gotten back towards my goal- started running again, tracking my food. Haven't started to lose weight yet but I was feeling so positive that it would happen. Now another close friend passed away from cancer (she was 51!!)... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 10:54:28 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33023738 today Sun, 9 Feb 2014 07:44:51 EST Bitterness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33017890 bad stuff Sat, 8 Feb 2014 07:57:42 EST Winter Olympic Events http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33016195 Luge Sat, 8 Feb 2014 00:03:34 EST Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33009687 piling up Fri, 7 Feb 2014 06:41:12 EST Need to understand http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33004066 Hi. I have joined a few teams and am trying to do what I'm supposed to do but I don't know how to let the team know that I did it. Help. Thu, 6 Feb 2014 09:40:31 EST shoveling http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33001762 guess what? Thu, 6 Feb 2014 06:23:31 EST snow http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33001759 shoveling Thu, 6 Feb 2014 06:22:46 EST 2/5-3/5 weight loss challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32997814 I will be hitting the high seas on March 6th. I'm looking to challenge myself and lose 8-10lbs by then anyone looking to join me jump right in. <BR> <BR> <BR> Weight on 2/5-167.2 <BR> <em>521</em> Wed, 5 Feb 2014 14:00:45 EST has anyone heard about the push up fundraisers? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32997542 I've seen 2 of them while searching online for a friend. <BR> He likes doing push ups. I thought to look it up on Google. <em>320</em> <BR> One push up fundraiser is for the Wounded Warriors. <BR> ANother you pick your charity. <BR> <BR> Any ideas or comments? <BR> <em>38</em> <BR> Wed, 5 Feb 2014 13:04:10 EST Shoveled snow http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32996014 today Wed, 5 Feb 2014 09:47:18 EST Daily M's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32995934 2/5/2014 - Yesterday contained a few hiccups, most of them relating to matters outside of my weight-loss dream...which inevitably led to my demise. But its ok, I feel that if one doesn't experience a bad day once in awhile, you'd hardly recognize the good ones anymore. I'm only human, and I need to except that, but not let it be an excuse. Going with that to me gives a subconscious vibe that it's ok to stray from the path, which should not be something to get too comfortable with. It allows t... Wed, 5 Feb 2014 09:38:56 EST snow http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32990872 more coming Tue, 4 Feb 2014 14:38:31 EST Push ups http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32983858 See how many push ups you can do in a minute. I am 57 years old about 30 pounds over weight and can do 68 in 1/2 minute, how many can you do? Mon, 3 Feb 2014 17:31:53 EST multi vitamin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32982584 does everyone take a multi vitamin everyday? Mon, 3 Feb 2014 13:43:46 EST fruit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32982582 did everyone get their 5 vegetables and fruit servings today? Mon, 3 Feb 2014 13:42:58 EST new week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32979881 new month Mon, 3 Feb 2014 07:50:33 EST exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32975221 did anyone exercise today? Sun, 2 Feb 2014 14:48:30 EST Let's Give Planks! 30 Day Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32974623 I have decided to do a 30 Day Plank Challenge and hope you will join me. The following link has a calendar with what to do each day. This challenge might take you more than 30 days to master and that's okay. If you can't do the amount suggested, do what you can and try to increase each day. <BR> <BR> I would like each member to post their time and something you are thankful for that day. Hence "Planksgiving"! Also feel free to post any suggestions, funny tales, struggles, etc. Lets support... Sun, 2 Feb 2014 12:34:48 EST Sunday is http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32972725 the Lord's day Sun, 2 Feb 2014 08:19:50 EST Biking Challenge....February 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32966339 This challenge is to ride your bike, whether it be outdoors, a stationary or a recumbent bike doesn't matter, just as long as you ride. <BR> <BR> We all set our own goal distance and as we ride we add the miles on by copying and pasting the LAST post to change your own numbers. <BR> <BR> This board has grown since the beginning and I've found so much support and encouragement from everyone. What a great bunch of riders we have, but there is always room for more. Interested? Read on. <BR>... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 09:47:02 EST Moving through winter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32965158 Feb is here Sat, 1 Feb 2014 05:39:19 EST February (2014) Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32963994 In this challenge, we simply track our fitness minutes. Set your own goal as to how many minutes you wish to work out in February (2014) and keep us posted as to how you are doing. The following format is recommended (but not required.) <BR> <BR> goal / # of minutes today / # of minutes remaining to reach goal <BR> <BR> My goal is modest -- 600 minutes -- but it's a short month. That is 30 minutes X 5 days per week X 4 weeks. I hope to do a little better than that, but that will be my minim... Fri, 31 Jan 2014 21:52:21 EST Countries of the world http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32962424 The United States of America Fri, 31 Jan 2014 16:17:07 EST Security http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32959210 a tenuous thing Fri, 31 Jan 2014 07:05:28 EST FEBRUARY 2014 SHORT AND QUICK CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32952030 I changed name of January team February 2014 short and quick challenge <BR> <BR> here is the link <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp </link> <BR> <BR> come and join accountability new friends and challenges Thu, 30 Jan 2014 09:02:54 EST Cold http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32951459 still here Thu, 30 Jan 2014 07:43:05 EST struggling http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32945816 Is any one struggling with their diet? Wed, 29 Jan 2014 12:00:27 EST 11 below zero http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32944416 again Wed, 29 Jan 2014 08:49:36 EST challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32939821 I have entered a weight loss challenge, but it will not let me make a comment. I am getting frustrated and thinking of giving up on everything. I am a disabled mom and can't sit here and get frustrated until I start crying because this website is not for people like me. Can anyone help or do I just give up? Tue, 28 Jan 2014 19:24:20 EST Starting a Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32938371 I figured that joining a challenge would be one of the more effective ways of making sure that I'm active outside of just the website, so I decided I would do the 28 Day Bootcamp Workout challenge. I'm really hoping it boosts my motivation to start this healthier journey... <BR> <BR> What about you guys? <BR> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 15:44:19 EST Artists http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32936233 Van Gogh Tue, 28 Jan 2014 09:37:06 EST Arctic blast http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32935368 another Tue, 28 Jan 2014 07:35:32 EST Meatless Monday....let's try it http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32929709 I was checking out my daily feedback for yesterday and it showed me that I am over on my intake of Cholesterol. In reading the info on this it said with being over long term can cause several different health problems but most scary is heart disease. That is hereditary in my family. <BR> <BR> They suggested trying to become a "Flexitarian" which is a "almost" vegetarian. Not really for me. Another possibility was Meatless Monday. Now that is something I can try, how about you? <BR> <BR> I... Mon, 27 Jan 2014 11:58:06 EST Lose 2-5 Pounds in FEB 2014! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32929288 Come join us in setting small goals each month. These really have helped me stay on track even when close to goal, or ready to maintain it. I struggle every month to keep it under control, but this helps so that I don't get completely off track. <BR> <BR> Come post your start weight on Feb 1 and a goal weight to try and reach by Feb 28. <BR> post as often as you would like to tell us how you are doing. We are here to motivate you, and cheer you on your journey. <BR> <BR> Beckie Mon, 27 Jan 2014 11:06:47 EST Arctic blast http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32928310 hits again Mon, 27 Jan 2014 08:12:40 EST Fitness Challenge & Accountability Group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32924283 10 wk challenge starting on Monday February 17, 2014. Its a 10 week challenge and workouts are only 25 minutes a day 5 days per week. You will achieve great result, so if extra holiday weight got you down now is the time to get rid of it. I will try to limit group to 5 challengers so message me if you want in. <em>381</em> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 19:00:19 EST Snow http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32920480 heavy Sun, 26 Jan 2014 08:21:25 EST Cold weather http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32912181 serious Sat, 25 Jan 2014 03:35:13 EST Two Veggies at Breakfast Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32905948 Anyone want to join me in challenging ourselves to eat two veggies at breakfast? I find this has made getting my veggies and fiber in so much easier. I also have a sense of being in control and on top of things. <BR> Post what you had to eat with your breakfast. <BR> Today i had sweet potato in it's skin, red pepper, and grapes (I know a fruit) <BR> My protein was a hard boiled egg. But I focus on the veggies first because I know I will figure out the protein. <BR> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 08:07:20 EST Cold! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32904933 minus 5 again today Fri, 24 Jan 2014 05:46:03 EST took the day off http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32902339 Today I chose today not too exercise I still watched my food I ate and usually exercise 6 days a week. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 20:01:30 EST PIE DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32902102 today was pie day <BR> <em>471</em> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 19:24:53 EST FREE 30 Fitness Challenge (from home) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32900685 Alright guys and gals!! my amazing friend Paige Minton and I are putting together a challenge group that is absolutely #FREE! <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Just wanting to get an idea of who is interested; what do you want to work on? Arms, legs, booty, abs? clean recipes ideas? All of the above? <em>357</em> <BR> <BR> Who is ready to #COMMIT and #FOCUS? Who wants to make #POSITIVE changes and live a #HEALTHY life? <em>355</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Message me for more info! <BR> #FREEChal... Thu, 23 Jan 2014 14:39:13 EST Run 5K App http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32891976 I downloaded the Run 5K app (it's like Couch to 5K). I (barely) completed the first workout this week. Phew! Anyone else want to try it? If you have the app, how are you doing on it? <em>182</em> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 12:18:42 EST below zero http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32890175 last night Wed, 22 Jan 2014 07:59:39 EST T25 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32889280 I am looking to start a T25 30 day Challenge, If you want to to get fit and have someone to be accountable to, Hit me up! Wed, 22 Jan 2014 06:33:40 EST 100 Day Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32888527 Air1's Radio Station, Mandy has started a challenge. It's a 100 days of doing whatever, but do it for 100 days straight. This is an encouragement to me to get up and move. If you have messed up today, start again tomorrow. If you have given up on your New Years Resolution, try this. My challenge to myself is to exercise 30 minutes everyday. What will you pick? I have included a link to their facebook page. Ready? Let's do this! <link>https://www.facebook.com/ericandmand<BR>y/timeline </link>... Wed, 22 Jan 2014 01:33:34 EST no ice cream for you......not http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32884174 I felt like i had discovered this fact but i'm starting to see reference to it on the TV. Ok, we can't have ice cream!!! but we are allowed fruit every day!!!!. what i did was mash my banana (with dots) to use it for a smoothie and froze it to save the banana( they are getting expensive) <BR> I discovered that after it softened a little it tasted just like banana ice cream! then i started using this treat for my evening snack. sometimes i add a tbs of walnuts to it and it is awesome. <BR> yo... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 12:28:17 EST 100000 pts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32882160 getting closer Tue, 21 Jan 2014 07:44:53 EST water bottles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32876286 today the suggestion was made to buy a special water bottle and make it my inspiration to drink more water. is there a type of plastic to avoid? are all fancy water bottles safe? Mon, 20 Jan 2014 11:12:26 EST Cold http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32874929 somewhat Mon, 20 Jan 2014 08:02:00 EST one more time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32866929 for God's forgiveness Sun, 19 Jan 2014 07:53:59 EST Physical work http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32863984 keeps me busy Sat, 18 Jan 2014 17:59:38 EST birthdays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32856734 everyone should be recognized on their birthday. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 17:34:35 EST special days http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32856722 with all the everyday challenges out there, everyday should be a 'special' day Fri, 17 Jan 2014 17:32:52 EST everyday challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32856713 can be very helpful to others. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 17:31:34 EST awoken w/ back pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32852063 stabbing Fri, 17 Jan 2014 01:43:37 EST trying to give up diet coke http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32848097 I have reduced down to a 16 oz diet coke but having a hard time totally giving it up. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 12:46:24 EST weight loss first week of biggest loser http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32846121 Lost 4.4 pounds first week of our biggest loser at work. Yeah.... Thu, 16 Jan 2014 08:25:48 EST Hospital visit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32845043 today Thu, 16 Jan 2014 06:07:23 EST its my birthday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32843069 Had an awesome day with my husband <em>244</em> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 21:22:03 EST birthdays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32843044 cheating on your diet on your birthday I did today but I dont feel bad because I am gonna get back on track tomorrow and this time stay on track <em>521</em> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 21:20:22 EST weight loss clinics http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32843022 What does everybody think about going to a clinic and paying someone to help you with your weight loss journey <em>38</em> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 21:18:37 EST being outside http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32842117 Sometimes no matter what the weather, just being outside can be very uplifting. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 18:05:00 EST spark people challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32842111 Reading all challenges, very inspiring. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 18:03:35 EST Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32841852 I'm amazed at all the challenges that are out there to explore. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:54:10 EST winter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32839802 prepare Wed, 15 Jan 2014 09:25:36 EST 12 week bikini challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32836522 Hi everyone! I decided to get my butt in gear and am giving myself 12 weeks to get bikini ready. I will be working out from home and scouring fitness sites that offer free workout videos that I will implement in this challenge. I would love for anyone looking for a new challenge to join me. The challenge consists of 5 workouts per week (3 strength and 2 cardio) with an optional day of yoga/pilates on the 6th day to stretch out our muscles. So for anyone choosing to follow me on this journey t... Tue, 14 Jan 2014 23:04:19 EST winter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32830490 continues Tue, 14 Jan 2014 06:10:27 EST bad days http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32828528 how do you find the motivation when you really dont any energy or inspiration to continue the exercise Mon, 13 Jan 2014 20:48:47 EST Wake up call on portion sizes!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32827865 Well, after years of thinking I knew how to eat healthy and starving myself so I could lose a quick 10 pounds and ALWAYS gaining it back plus some, I FINALLY decided to start writing down what I'm eating daily and weighing my portions to make sure my know it all self was doing it right. WRONG! My portion sizes were way off! No wonder I cant get this weight off! So after my first day of tracking meals I have had my wake up call and will do it right this time! Mon, 13 Jan 2014 18:51:39 EST Valentines Day Challenge.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32826552 Hi everyone, I'm so new at this but I thought I would just throw this out there. Would anyone like to join in on a Valentines Day Challenge? I personally would love to lose 10.5 lbs by then, that would be put me at 180 lbs and it's been a while since I saw that number. I like making mini goals for myself that I can see results sooner as compared to looking at this giant mountain in front of me....hope that makes sense. Anyhoo so far so good on this Monday, I shoveled snow for 25 minutes (I li... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 14:21:36 EST lifestyle foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32822587 grains Mon, 13 Jan 2014 01:31:05 EST Ladies! what are you doing for your arms? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32818006 Hi Ladies! Lean arms are in! If you don't have exercise bands, get some and begin working on your upper arms... weight bearing work outs can be done a few days a week. No weights or bands? Then let' <em>381</em> s get to our push ups !! how many can you do? I started with being able to do 2 -- now I can do 10! my goal is 25 - military style. Let's go for it! Sun, 12 Jan 2014 13:48:29 EST